Location: Isanti, MN, USA
Duration: about 20 seconds
No of observers: 2
Reported: 2010-05-08 21:44:12 Pacific
Posted: 2010-05-12 00:00:00
Characteristics: Lights on object
This was a bright, fast moving object that was in view for about 15 seconds before disappearing.
At about 2225 hours on 05/08/10, my wife and I were walking with our dogs in Isanti, MN. Isanti is about 50 miles North from Minneapolis / St. Paul. We were facing east. The sky was clear and visibility was excellent. Although there were one or two aircraft in the sky, none of them were even close to the object we sighted.
The object in question was very bright and would have looked like a bright star except it was moving extremely fast as compared to the aircraft we are used to seeing. Also, unlike any other aircraft, this one has no discernable navigation lights – no flashing lights, no red lights. There was just the solid bright light. We observed it for 10 or 15 seconds until it suddenly started growing dimmer and in the course of only a couple of seconds, faded out entirely.
We are not claiming this to be a “UFO” in the traditional “extra-terrestrial” sense. My first guess was maybe a large military craft with afterburners or perhaps a rocket carrying a satellite. I tried looking on line and saw several websites showing scheduled launches on May 8th. One was for a dummy payload from Alaska for a test run of the Minotaur IV rocket and a military launch from Germany or France. Perhaps we saw one of those, but we were curious. Of course, if it is not, then our report is a valid one.
Thanks for your time.
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